Recreational Trainers

Chris Gnehm, Coach – Trainer

Chris Gnehm was appointed as Director of Recreational Soccer Programs in March 2017 and now coaches both Competitive and Recreational team at Jupiter United. Chris is currently also the Head Coach of the Palm Beach Atlantic Women’s soccer program. He became the fifth head coach of the PBA women’s team on July 12, 2014.  Prior to taking the reins for the Sailfish, Gnehm spent two years on the staff of head coach Paul Hogan at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach. He also spent one season at the University of Colorado and nearly a decade on the women’s soccer coaching staff at Florida Atlantic University. In his first season at CCU, Gnehm helped guide the team to eight more victories than the previous season while competing as a member of the Big South Conference. Coach Gnehm’s time with the Chanticleers also saw him help oversee 10 player selections to the Big South All-Conference teams in just two seasons. Gnehm, who has a background in goalkeeping, played a key role in directing an excellent FAU defense from 2001-11. In 2006, the Owls led all NCAA Division I teams in shutout percentage (.762), holding opponents scoreless in 16 of 21 matches. A year later, FAU’s second year in the Sun Belt Conference, the team posted nine shutouts and allowed just 15 goals. Gnehm’s collegiate coaching career started at his alma mater, Averett University, where he was an assistant coach from 1996-98.  Chris became the assistant coach for the men‘s soccer program at Monmouth (N.J.) University from 1998-99. Gnehm earned a bachelor‘s degree in physical education in 1997.  He holds Averett’s school record for most saves in bth a single season and career. Chris is originally from Bayville, New Jersey but returned to Florida to raise a family.

Cliff Wisdom, Rec Coach & Grasshopper Director

Cliff Wisdom is the longest serving member of Jupiter United’s Training Staff. He has coached in both our Competitive and Recreational programs over more than a decade of service to the Jupiter Soccer Community. Cliff is a professional goalkeeper and soccer trainer and oversees our Grasshoppers programs with focus on development of Jupiter’s youngest and newest soccer players.